Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between cholelithiasis and developing sialolithiasis using a population-based coverage database. Methods: The data for this study were sourced from the Taiwan Longitudinal Health Insurance Database. We included 745 subjects with sialolithiasis as cases and 3725 sex-matched and age-matched subjects without sialolithiasis as controls. Results: Chi-square test revealed a significant difference in the prevalence of prior cholelithiasis between the cases and controls (8.6% vs 4.1%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)560-563
Number of pages4
JournalHead and Neck
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • case-control study
  • cholelithiasis
  • epidemiology
  • salivary gland
  • sialolithiasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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